Have You Been Outsourced or Insourced?

Have you been involved in or affected by an outsourcing initiative at your organization? We want to hear your story.

MCP Magazine is developing a feature story on IT outsourcing. We’d like to hear from you if you’ve been involved in or affected by an outsourcing initiative in your organization--or if you’ve participated in an outsourcing effort that turned into an insourcing project due to the creativity of your IT group.

Please send e-mail to Editorial Director Dian Schaffhauser, Put “Outsourcing” in the title and describe what type of outsourcing/insourcing effort you’ve been involved in. Also include your phone numbers. We’ll follow up by e-mail and phone.

Your comments may be considered off-the-record if you deem it necessary.

About the Author

Dian L. Schaffhauser is a freelance writer based in Northern California.

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Reader Comments:

Mon, Jan 26, 2004 silicon valley 2 Anonymous

Sounds like a job market we've all been waiting for!

Mon, Jan 26, 2004 Moshe Israel

I arrived in Israel in Nov. 2001. After 4 months I got a job with a Certified Gold Partner to support SMS 2.0 servers for companies with +2500 employees. That lasted 3 months after I solved their problems. With no more work available, I was let go. After one month without work I got my next job as a site manager, through a outsourcing firm, for a major international bank. Again that lasted 2 months, new budgets and corporate policy did not justify the position. Realizing that the only work available is for small projects and no jobs in site, I went freelance. Now, after more than a year, I have a steady growing client base, serving companies with 60 to 100 users, along with a group of home/office businesses.

Fri, Jan 23, 2004 Patel Boston

Having worked for a major web hosting operations Co. I was not surprised when I got laid off, looking at the kind of expenses the middle-management was incurring. Also I have no animosity with people who have "stolen" our jobs overseas. I can understand "Global Economics" & "Global Market". But I am baffled as to what kind of career change should I make if any ?

Fri, Jan 23, 2004 SiliconValley Anonymous

Outsourcing to India is one thing, but how about sub-contracting.Seems to me that non of the major companies what to hire people directly.The trend is sub-contracting where one sub-contactor can under bid the other.The end result for IT people is lower wages and very little if any benefits.I was full time with a major company, I was then laid off and ended up as a contractor was less money.Then another sub-contractor under bided for the contract and I ended up working for them again with even less money and no benefits.

Fri, Jan 23, 2004 dailon houston

If by insourced you mean not fired, then i am insourced.

I would be really curious to hear from our cohorts in India about opportunities for Americans in India. If there are some Americans working in India, I would be really curious to get their observations.

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